How conspiracy theories thrive and prosper

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    DAVID AARONOVITCH’s new book, Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History, looks at, and debunks, some of the most widely believed conspiracy theories in circulation today. From Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moonwalk to Princess Diana’s death to the 9/11 terror attacks, Aaronovitch analyzes not only why alternate – and untrue – stories about seminal events have caught on, but also how the myths themselves have come to alter the course of actual history.

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